Last Saturday seven BCC members joined 18 others for a large, successful RPS day’s walk, perfectly organised by Jonathan Vaines and Ann Miles, around the coast line of Dovercourt. Despite the threat from scary storm Hannah, which kindly just feather-edged us for part of the day, judging by all the smiling faces and laughter, everyone enjoyed it. We explored an area, rich in photographic potential, that I would never have been to otherwise. There was top notch help and advice whenever you looked confused (which is my normal expression.)
Following on from this Jonathan has just advised us that there is a RPS (Nature Group) walk planned at Sharpenhoe Clappers for Sunday 28th July 10am to 4pm.
The hills around Sharpenhoe Clappers (NT) are just a short hop, skip and jump from Bedford.
“The main subjects of the outing are butterflies, other insects and chalk-specialising flowers. This is a wonderful site for butterflies, especially Chalkhill Blues. The timing of their emergence obviously changes each year so no guarantees on numbers. For those new to nature photography, it is an opportunity to learn more about macro photography. Alternatively you might like to try some more creative approaches such as shallow depth of field, double exposures etc”
The event is being managed by Ann Miles. Ann (of Cambridge CC) is one of the most helpful, creative and knowledgeable nature photographers we have. The cost for the day’s walk is free to RPS members or just £5 for non-members. A better value day out is hard to imagine. These walks are not usually workshops, you do your own thing, but there are always people around should you want help or advice.
For more details go to http://www.rps.org/events/2019/july/28/sharpenhoe-clappers to sign up. Place are limited so be quick.